DAMASCUS, Syria, The Syrian armed forces killed 18 militants with the Daesh group, in an operation in the countryside of the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, which has been subject to intense attacks by the terror group for three days.

A Saudi fighter was among those killed in the ambush, that targeted one of the Daesh positions in the city of Mayadeen, in the countryside of Deir al-Zour.

It added that, the military also destroyed weaponry the Daesh were using, as well as, vehicles.

Meanwhile, pro-government al-Watan Online newspaper said, the Syrian army foiled another wave of Daesh offensive, for the third straight day.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition monitor group, said, intense battles were raging between the militants and the Syrian forces in Deir al-Zour.

It added that, the terror group succeeded to advance in the vicinity of the Deir al-Zour airbase, the only airport the government uses, in and outside the city, as the Daesh group has besieged the government-controlled parts of Deir al-Zour, since early 2015.

The London-based watchdog group said, Syrian war planes are heavily engaged in bombing the Daesh positions, to prevent the progress of the group, which apparently aimed at stripping the government of its control over that oil-rich city, where 700,000 civilians are besieged by the terror group.

It added that, the Daesh offensive is the most violent since the terror group attacked areas in Deir al-Zour and besieged government-controlled areas in the city, two years ago.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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DAMASCUS, Syria, The Syrian armed forces killed 18 militants with the Daesh group, in an operation in the countryside of the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, which has been subject to intense attacks by the terror group for three days.A Saudi fighter was among those killed in the ambush,...